Applying for planning permission

Due to the coronavirus outbreak we expect delays to occur in the processing of paper planning applications (they will be processed, but we'll be prioritising electronic submissions). Please submit email submissions to

The fastest way to submit your application is online through the Planning Portal.

If your supporting files exceed the size limit for the Planning Portal, then please forward the files separately to

Planning application fees

Calculate London Borough of Hillingdon's statutory fees using the Planning Portal Calculator.

Paying your planning application fee

If you have a planning application number or know your planning portal reference, you can pay online.

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If you don't have a planning reference, you can submit the planning fee by calling 01895 250230 and logging a 24-hour call-back request to pay by credit or debit card over the phone.

Planning application forms

Submit your planning application online using the Planning Portal website.

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Alternatively, print out your application form.

What to include in your application

Planning applications cannot be progressed until all the necessary supporting information and the appropriate fee are received. 

The information we require to determine a planning application is set out within the lists of local and national validation requirements for each application type. It's important you go through the list of requirements relevant to your application type prior to the submission of your application.

Everything you need to include is outlined in our checklist: 

It will take longer for you to receive a decision if required items are not provided. If your application is invalid, we'll write to you or your agent explaining what is outstanding. The application will only become valid upon receipt of the relevant items.

Help submitting your application

You can find video tutorials and help with submitting an online application on the Planning Portal's "how to apply" page.

Note: It's not compulsory to use an agent/architect to submit your planning application. 

Page last updated: 17 Feb 2021